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Tucked away privately in the hillside
Stunning countryside views
The perfect escape
Bluebell meadow
View towards the property surrounded by the rolling hills
Whizz up the drive for a get away from it all escape in the heart of the Black Mountains
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Hillside Barn

Crickhowell (3mls NE), Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Spa Facilities
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Eco Friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A cute and cosy off-grid barn set in an isolated hillside location
  • Unrivalled views across the beautiful Black Mountains
  • Dramatic night skies from your private terrace
Property code: 48085

The perfect destination for a rural retreat, enjoy off-grid living at this hillside home. Brimming with natural light, country charm and cosy features, it’s the perfect bolthole to return to after days in the great outdoors. Just 3.5 miles from the pretty town of Crickhowell, you can visit delicious pubs or ascend Table Mountain for panoramic views before cosying up by the wood burner. A unique home, the water here is from a natural spring and the electricity is supplied by the garden’s windmill. Sleeping four guests over two bedrooms, a pair of pups are welcomed too so you can holiday with all the family. Boasting terrific views, head inside this pretty barn and relax in the open-plan living space. Flooded with natural light and warming tones, and heated by a wood burner, the kitchen/lounge/diner is great for sociable evenings. Settle on the sofa in front of the TV/DVD, cook up a storm in the country-style kitchen and dine together at the table or enjoy a BBQ outside. The bedrooms are accessed via external steps and have quirky sloping ceilings with splashes of vibrant colour to liven up the otherwise tranquil tones. The double bedroom leads through to the family room with twin beds and an additional single – the layout is perfect for families with small children. There is off-road parking for two cars accessed via a steep track. Sitting on the slopes of the Black Mountains, find plenty to explore close to home. The highest of the Black Mountains, Waun Fach, is 13 miles away and rewards your climb with panoramic views. Visit the pretty town of Crickhowell (3.5 miles) and enjoy a slightly easier summit of Table Mountain before tucking into treats back in town. Abergavenny (9.5 miles) is a foodie’s delight with its handful of renowned restaurants where you can treat yourself to a night off from cooking.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 triple (both reached via external steps)
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower room with WC (accessed via external steps from the bedrooms)
  • TV
  • Wood burner
  • Radiators for occasional use are available
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Terrace area and garden, plus guests can explore the private woodland and glade
  • Dry storage available for bikes
  • Shared wood-fired sauna with Hammam towels and outdoor shower (shared with neighbouring cottage)
  • Children to take care with external steps
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Please keep dogs off the furniture
  • The cottage is accessed via a steep driveway
  • Please note that this is an eco-retreat, so we ask that you avoid excess water usage and turn off taps when not in use. To avoid burning diesel unnecessarily, please turn off lights when leaving rooms empty and avoid leaving gas radiators on when not in the room
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fay 15th February 2024

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Lovely remote barn with cute separate bedroom upstairs. It was lovely to drink spring water and experience no light pollution. The walks up the hill were lovely too. Enclosed garden was handy to safely let the dog out. Beautiful views, even in the fog.

Reviewed by Huw 29th September 2023

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Perfect peaceful retreat stunning surroundings extremely comfortable accommodation, facilities bed, sofa, settees, and with the log burner it comes together to create the perfect getaway break. We have already rebooked for another stay.

Reviewed by Sarah 4th August 2023

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Hillside Barn is a perfect place to stay if you want to be surrounded by nature! Our family absolutely loved our week here - whether it was raining or sunny, the beauty and peace is incredible, and it allows you to completely relax and be absorbed by nature. It was amazing to look out at the mountains every day, and lovely to explore the woods and Read morehills. You will never want to leave this place. Thank you for having us! Hide

Reviewed by Alex 28th July 2023

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Stunning location, beautiful property. We had a fantastic week walking the dogs in the Black Mountains.

Reviewed by Amanda 19th June 2023

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Lovely and tranquil, beautiful views, excellent and idyllic location. Note offgrid really means this, so don't expect supermarket deliveries or great mobile signal. 3miles to local shops, 4x4 ideal but not necessary. Would definitely recommend for a romantic weekend. Not suitable for wheelchair or those with mobility issues.

Reviewed by Sharon 24th February 2023

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Beautiful off grid barn conversion off the beaten track. Ideallic location with walks straight from the cottage. A perfect get away from it all retreat. The sauna and plunge pool were an added bonus. Perfectly set up for dogs as well, the garden is secure.

Reviewed by Tessa 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Sam 30th August 2022

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Fab property in a remote beautiful part of Wales. Loved it!

Reviewed by Helen 12th August 2022

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Unique experience and beautiful location. Access adds to the atmosphere of the property.

Reviewed by Sadie 22nd July 2022

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Very secluded cottage, isolated and peaceful. Great mountains to walk and views are spectacular. If you go when its rainy make sure you have good grip on your tyres as driveway can be a little tricky! Fully equipped and some great old books to look at and absolutely loved the big map of the area on the living room wall. The piano was great too. TheRead more bedroom is upstairs but cannot be accessed from inside but from a separate door outside up some steps which is great but could be a factor for some. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 12th July 2022

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Reviewed by Ben 6th June 2022

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A great little barn. Walks all around the area including some directly from the property . Dog friendly garden 50m2 ish, half on a slope and full of vegetation to give the dogs something to sniff and look out over the valley. Our dog was fascinated by the sheep in the field next door. The stock fencing kept our dog in nicely. (be aware it's topped Read morewith barbed wire for any jumpers!) When Blackthorn Cottage wasn't being used it felt like it was just us in the valley. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 3rd June 2022

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A wonderful spot with loads of character! Brilliant location for cycling and hiking - didn't need to get into the car once after we arrived. The roads around are really quiet, the house is comfortable, and there is a nice sense of ease with nature whilst there.

Reviewed by Katrina 15th April 2022

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We loved hillside barn. It was in an idyllic location and the site had been developed really creatively. Small but perfectly formed, the barn had everything we needed and walks straight from the door. The private woodland was lovely, especially for an early morning or evening walk. And we loved the outside access to the bedrooms, over a bridge lit Read morewith fairy lights. We heard a cuckoo in the mornings and there were Redstarts in the garden every day. Wonderful place and highly recommended. Hide

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